Current Events

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These links give further details on Current Events and contain special updates and meeting information.
Cross School News ….be sure to check the School link in menu above for more updates!

In an electronic election held at the end of June, incumbent President, the Rev. Matthew Harrison, was re-elected to another three-year term.  Please keep our Synod in your thoughts and prayers—as our National Convention begins this Saturday, July 20, and runs through next Wednesday.

 We have received packets of information on seven pastors.  We await the information packets on two additional names.  When those are received, the Call Committee will then be able to give full consideration to the entire list.  At this time, we anticipate a later summer or early fall Call Meeting.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers to the Lord of the Church as we seek His guidance along the way, His direction to lead us to the Associate Pastor of His choosing, and for His name to be glorified and His kingdom be built with all that we do!

     In the name of Christ, in Whom we are one,
     Pastor Don Fraker – for the Call Committee


Please find information about Cross’ Sunday School: times, location and more at this link.

Our youth thank you for supporting their ministry through the weekly Sunday morning purchase of tacos, etc.!  This is the MAJOR source of fundraising for District and National Youth Gatherings, as well as their Servant Event trips!


Students in 5th to 8th grade interested in being an Acolyte, please email Trixy at with your service preference, 8:30a.m. or 11:00 p.m., to be added to the schedule.  Training will be provided the first two Wednesdays in October.  

Of Interest

On June 23, 
Blake & Manon Schanhals brought their daughter, Lillian Marie, to the waters of Holy Baptism.

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link. 

We’re taking a summer break!!  The Friday morning Bible study at the I-HOP will be on summer break the months of June and July and the first two Fridays of August.  We resume again on Friday, August 16!  Men, hope to see you then—as we continue our study on Prayer!!

"You don’t have to stop asteroids with one hand or push a nuclear bomb through a black hole to be a world class hero.  The truth is, what you do to help others on a daily basis is what counts the most.  Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one.”  Mark Bezos – Lesson from a Firefighter.  As followers of Jesus Christ, we should find ourselves moved to help those in need and step forward, grasping opportunities to affect lives in a positive way.  C3Cross Coalition Connection, which stands for , is a new group ministry here at Cross.  Our goal is to help support local foster and adoptive families in need.  Stay tuned!  In the coming weeks, our ministry group will share with you opportunities where you can help.  If you have any questions, please talk to one of our group members, Jan & Ernie Simon, James & Shanna Smith or Patsy Saputa.  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

ALCOHOL-FREE COMMUNION WINE/GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS For those who desire to receive wine that has been dealcoholized, there are white wine cups in the center of each tray; there are white wine cups in the center of each tray.  In addition, gluten-free wafers are available on the paten (plate) held by Pastor Fraker.

ONLINE DISASTER-RELIEF SUPPORT – If you wish to support ongoing disaster relief through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, please go to:

 pro-life issues the civil rights battle of our age? Lutherans proclaim that life is a God-given gift.  How can Lutherans best make the case for life and advocate for the inherent dignity and value of all people, from the smallest unborn baby to those facing the end of life?  READ THE NEW FREE TO BE FAITHFUL NEWSLETTER HERE. 

President Harrison addresses recent abortion expansion actions
The following statement from President Harrison is intended not only to address the current situation in our country, but also to provide a continued confession of the LCMS’ position opposing abortion. Use this link to read

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